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AVERY DENNISON EXTENDS STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM

 PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Avery Dennison Corp. (NYSE: AVY) today announced that the board of directors has authorized the repurchase of 4 million of the company's outstanding common shares. The company has completed the purchase of substantially all of the 6.2 million shares previously authorized. Stock purchases may be made from time to time at the discretion of company management.
 Avery Dennison, based in Pasadena, is a leader in pressure-sensitive adhesives and materials, office products, labels, tags, retail systems and specialty chemicals. With 16,000 employees in 200 manufacturing facilities and sales offices in 24 countries, the company serves worldwide consumer and industrial markets with products that mark, decorate, identify, organize and fasten.
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 /CONTACT: Diane B. Dixon (media), 818-304-2118, or Wayne H. Smith (investor relations), 818-304-2001, both of Avery Dennison/
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